...Whenever I hear the term "suspicious package," this is the mental image I get:
In case you missed it, some nitwits from Yemen or Shakkin'Yabootietilkablooie or some such place sent a batch of boxes of badness, multiple batches in fact, to where it would Do Harm. This was nipped in the, er, bud and police are, as they say, "looking into it."
Michelangelo's David had no comment, though observers remarked that he "appeared concerned."*
* Just to prove that at least one brilliant Italian sculptor actually read and understood the text and had some notion what the normal reaction might be, if you could see David's face on the same level or above, he looks like a man scared right out of his gourd -- and determined to proceed nevertheless. The rest of his body language is, according to experts, expressing precisely the same thing. There he is, bare nekkid, with a sling and a handful of gravel, looking way, way up at a great burly fellow, armed and armored, out to crush him like a bug. Who wouldn't be afraid?
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